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this is bbc world news. our top stories: venezuela's president says he's survived an assasination attempt involving explosive drones — nicolas maduro was targeted while speaking at a military event in caracas. there has been an attempt to assassinate me. i have no doubt this all points the extreme right and dennis miller. i know who is behind this attempt. what he later theatre and i said go
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save some lives silly. international secretary says no deal is most likely outcome for breaks in negotiations. downing street says the government can get good deal. vetera n the government can get good deal. veteran entertainer barry chuckle has passed away. he was 73 years old. his comedy partner paul said he had lost is very best friend. ireland's women's hockey team have made the final. they are the first to reach any final. at 1130, dateline looks at the events in zimbabwe. that holiday visit to france by theresa may. the venezuelan president,
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nicolas maduro, says he's survived an apparent assassination attempt involving explosive drones. he was giving a live televised speech at a military event in the capital, caracas, when the attack happened. the authorities say the president was unharmed, but seven soldiers were injured. a little known rebel group says it was responsible. lebo diseko reports. president maduro was in the middle of his televised speech when this happened. president maduro was in the middle of his televised speech when this happened. the camera shakes, his wife looks up, then he does. the pictures then cut to soldiers at the event, who we see running. officials say two drones packed with explosives had been flown
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towards the parade and exploded, injuring seven soldiers. in the aftermath have come recriminations. the communications minister said the opposition was behind the attack. it is not hard to see why mr maduro might feel embattled. police and anti—government activists clash regularly, as protests continue regularly against what opponents say is mr maduro‘s increasingly authoritarian rule. the country has the largest oil reserves in the world. it's economy is on its knees. hyperinflation and food shortages mean shelves are often bare and families go hungry. mr maduro says the current crisis is a result of a western plot to crush his socialist government and says the opposition is in on it. speaking after the attack, he claimed it was engineered by columbia and financed from america. as the detractors both at home
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and abroad may beg to differ, for mr maduro and his supporters, these latest events prove that they are the ones under attack. i discussed this attack with steve wright. steve wrightjoined us earlier from bristol — he specialises in aerospace engineering including drone technology at the university of the west of england. we asked him how the drone attack could have been carried out it does look like a drone attack and i have to say my heart sank when i heard about this because it is one of these things that has almost been inevitable for a while. the word drone has been heavily demonised obviously. it is quite possible. i don't have the details.
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there are no remains to pick through. quite likely what we have is just an off—the—shelf drone that can be bought in an electronic shop with explosives strapped to it. rather significantly, it was probably controlled by someone only within few hundred metres. there are much more sophisticated drones out there. my team at the university of the west of england are building one right now. unfortunately, that is about the extent of the technology you need to do an attack like this. how would you defend against that sort of attack? the drones... people often ask, where is this technology coming from? it is very much what i think of as 21st—century tech, it is not a single piece of technology. it is a whole series of bits and pieces. moulded together to make this new technology. oddly enough, a lot of it is based on mobile phones. we can defend against it.
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there are a lot of people out there, myself included, working on countermeasures. the worry is that terrorists might get a hand in this sort of technology. the problem is that it is so freely available to everyone. it is so accessible. the good news is that the very simplicity of the whole technology is also its weakest link. england could have an opt—out system for organ donation within two years — under plans being published by the government today. a similar system has been in place in wales since 2015, and scotland also has plans to introduce a scheme. currently, less than 40% of adults are on the nhs donor register. catherine burns reports.
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she was always bubbly there, weren't she? hayley louisejordan‘s parents say she was always fun but liked to plan ahead, so she was in her 20s when she signed up to the nhs organ donor register. her family thought nothing of it. she's gorgeous there, ain't she? yeah. but when hayley was 32, she had a brain haemorrhage. doctors pronounced her brain dead and asked her parents about donation. i didn't have no hesitation. we walked hayley to theatre, said goodbye and ijust kissed and said, "go save some lives, hayley." public support for organ donation is higher. it's thought about 80% support the idea, but only 37% have signed up to become donors. in reality, only a tiny number of deaths are suitable but the government thinks changing the system could generate hundreds of extra transplants a year. last year, just over 1,500 people donated organs after their death, and that is a record high, but still, there are just over
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6,000 patients on waiting lists for transplants so, under the new system, all adults would automatically be considered as donors unless they actively opt out. scotland is planning to do this too and wales already has an opt—out system but critics say it's too early to say whether or not that is working yet. some claim a better idea would be to hire more specialist nurses to identify potential donors and work with their families. earlier i spoke to jacob west, director of healthcare innovation at the british heart foundation and asked him for his reaction to the proposed changes . we welcome the changes. we know there is a shortage of organs available. the opt out system would
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increase that number significantly. do you think is overdue? this is something that has been talked about before. i think it is a proposal that needs to be to taken seriously. we have had a record number of responses. alongside it we would need to make sure people have conversations with their families. appropriate changes to the health system a re appropriate changes to the health system are also needed. it has been in operation in wales. hasn't made a significant difference? the consent rate has increased significantly. it is the highest in the uk. more people are signing up to the register. that is at a0%. it is having a positive effect. it is being said that up to 700 lives could be saved each year because of this. would you agree with that? we
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wa nt to this. would you agree with that? we want to know until it is put into practice. we know about three people die every day on a waiting list for transplant. there is a huge potential to save lives. some people are opposed to this. what would you say to these people?” are opposed to this. what would you say to these people? i understand that some people would not agree with it. people cannot take the system. there is also the opportunity to have discussion with yourfamily at opportunity to have discussion with your family at end of life. given the number of people whose lives can be saved, this is a proposal we should be supporting. is it something that tends to be common in other countries? would we be setting
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a trailand other countries? would we be setting a trail and this? another multiple countries have introduced our opt out system. croatia and belgium. scotla nd out system. croatia and belgium. scotland are planning to do so. i think the trend is towards this. 80 01’ think the trend is towards this. 80 or 90% of people do support an opt out system. it the international trade secretary, liam fox, has said he now thinks has said he now thinks it's more likely than not that britain will leave the eu without a deal next march. in an interview with the sunday times, mr fox accused the european commission of being so intransigent that the odds of there being no brexit deal were now sixty—forty. since his comments, no 10 has insisted the government remains confident it can get a good deal. 0ur political correspondent, tom barton, is in westminster. we have had reaction already to
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these comments. that is right. liam fox is reported as saying he believes leaving the eu without a deal is the most likely outcome. downing street insists they believe that the government is confident of reaching a good dealfor britain. they are distancing themselves from what he has said. to some extent, liam fox is on message. the foreign secretary is travelling around europe to france and austria saying that there is a risk that we will stumble into a no deal scenario. he says that risk is increasing every day. there was recognition from ministers that one of the ways they
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can sway european leaders to britain's case is warning them that well—known deal would be bad for britain it would also be bad for europe. they think if european leaders get that message they might be more willing to compromise over theresa may's brexit proposals. let us theresa may's brexit proposals. let us talk of a labour party. they have troubles of their own. there is the continuing row over anti—semitism. that is right. in the observer this morning, the labour deputy leader warns that anti—semitism is in danger of rendering the party u nfettered danger of rendering the party unfettered government. this is the i’ow unfettered government. this is the row over labour's disciplinary code will stop here saying that the party
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is at the risk of disappearing into a vortex of eternal shame and embarrassment over the issue. he says that the party was wrong to change or remove for examples of what anti—semitism is. when it incorporated the definition of anti—semitism into its code of conduct. the party leadership insists that they have expanded and contextualised those examples. they see they have reopened the consultation about the code of conduct. jeremy corbyn wrote an article for the guardian trying to reassure those newjewish community and said he would return it in any anti—semitism. —— remove any anti—semitism. venezuela's president says
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he has survived an assasination attempt involving explosive drones. several soldiers were injured. plans to make everyone in england a potential organ donor — unless they decide to opt out — are set out by the government today. liam fox — the international trade secretary — says ‘no deal‘ is the most likely outcome for the uk in brexit negotiations. but downing street insist the government can get a good deal. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here'sjohn watson. action is under way on day four of the european in glasgow. she goes in the european in glasgow. she goes in the women and elimination race. it is an event she loves. there are
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there are sprints every other lap. as well as cycling, there is more swimming and ruling. —— rowing. ireland's women are preparing for the biggest match of their lives in today's hockey world cup final. they are the first irish team to reach a world cup final. their penalty shoot out against spain yesterday puts them against the world champions the netherlands. they are the lowest ranked side and the turn in. they have received less funding than most professional sides playing. the fact that we are amateur makes as pig that we are amateur makes as pig that little bit deeper. i hope that this gets the credit it deserves because we are and a world cup final. it doesn't get much better than that. we have exceeded all expectations. i said to the girls,
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getting to the semis was great. it was great hockey in ireland. it was great for our supporters. this one is for us. winning today is for us and for our mates. that is exactly who we play for today. what a match to come this afternoon. steven gerrard takes charge of rangers in the scottish premiership for the first time later today. they are away against aberdeen. chelsea play manchester city today. this is in the community shield. he was the matchwinner against manchester united back in may. he is still with chelsea despite talk of a possible move. they have a new man in dugout. tony quanta has been replaced. chelsea is a big rival. i am
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delighted to play with this style of play. it is perfect for english football. i am happy he came here.|j wa nt football. i am happy he came here.|j want to win. it is very important to have an immediate trophy. i think this moment of the season is very important. we have to improve. georgia hall has given a chance of winning herfirst major georgia hall has given a chance of winning her first major title. georgia hall has given a chance of winning herfirst major title. after some erratic long shocks,. she is now 12 under par. they begin their final round at 2:30pm. rory michael
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wright put self and content shall at the world golf championship in ohio. he said he was feeling good after a final round of 67. they are three shots behind the leader. that is all the sports from now. there is more on the bbc sport website. detectives investigating the disappearance of a missing midwife in staffordshire have begun a murder investigation. police searching for 28—year—old samantha eastwood found a body near stoke yesterday. a 32—year—old man, who was detained last sunday, has been re—arrested on suspicion of murder, while two other men are being held on suspicion of assisting an offender. the body is yet to be formally identified. 0ur reporter simon ward has the latest. well there has been no formal
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identification of the body, this is what people feared the more it. they made the discovery farther up the slain. the last time she was seen was on friday the 27th ofjuly when she was leaving work. she worked at the royal stalker hospital. she was seen leaving that morning. later that day, staff who raised the alarm. the police have been investigating her disappearance since then. 0n the day she disappeared, her neighbours reported they heard a scream that afternoon. 0n they heard a scream that afternoon. on friday, her sister made a public appealfor information. on friday, her sister made a public appeal for information. she said samantha was warm and generous with a great sense of humour. a 32—year—old man was arrested. he was then released. he has been rea rrested. then released. he has been rearrested. this time on suspicion
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of murder. another 22 man and a 60 gold mine have been arrested on assisting an offender. if anyone else knows anything more about what has happened, please come forward. the veteran entertainer barry chuckle, half of the comedy duo the chuckle brothers, has died aged 73. seen here on the left, barry chuckle, whose real name was barry elliott, starred in chucklevision between 1987 and 2009. his manager said he died at home surrounded by his wife and family. his comedy partner and brother paul said he had lost his very best friend. many people have tweeted to share their tributes. the labour mp angela rayner said the "great entertainer" made many people laugh. 0lympic boxer anthony 0gogo said that when he was growing up, he preferred to watch his show than do his homework. and the bbc broadcaster jeremy vine said simply — thank you barry chuckle. earlier we spoke
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to emma bullimore from the tv times about barry chuckle's life in entertainment. they are a staple part of so many people childhood. it looked like it would be easy to throw together but it isa would be easy to throw together but it is a real skill to do that kind of comedy. he had a twinkle in their eye. they seemed to enjoy what they we re eye. they seemed to enjoy what they were doing and that came to the screen. it is so sad to lose that from our screens. there was a real bond between them. there are four chuck or brothers. their other two have another double act that the performer. they were so close. he said he has not aware last as
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colleague and brother, but his best friend. it will be strange for paul to perform alone. the two of them and theirtaming, that to perform alone. the two of them and their taming, that is what they'll be remembered for. it brings a smile to your face. a long period at the top of their game. absolutely. the key to that is that they enjoyed what they were doing. many people start and children's tv and see it as a stepping stone to something else. they didn't. they made it an art form. they did not belittle it. they valued it and they worked hard at it. it paid off. scores of children, some in over the yea rs, fell scores of children, some in over the years, fell in love with it. they are so iconic. they will not be forgotten. police in london have launched a murder investigation
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after a man in his twenties was stabbed to death in kingston—upon—thames last night. the man was found in cambridge gardens and was pronounced dead at the scene. officers are in the process of informing the man's family. no arrests have been made. portuguese firefighters in the algarve are struggling to bring wildfires under control, as the southern european heatwave continues. temperatures have climbed to forty—six degrees celsius, approaching the all—time european record. fire warnings have been issued across the iberian peninsula, as chi chi izundu reports. portugal — the latest country battling wildfire. some 700 firefighters are still tried to stop flames taking further hold of a eucalyptus forest near the town of monchique in the algarve. water—dropping aircraft have been assisting them as well as over 100 fire trucks. already, more than 1,000 hectares of land has been destroyed and one village has been forced to evacuate. how far were the flames? it was about 500 metres from our kitchen. the terrain is difficult to access
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and conditions have been tough. high winds, dry land and record temperatures. this weekend, seeing more than 45 degrees. it's so hot, people are opting to stay in. but it's not just portugal suffering. a continent—wide heatwave in recent weeks has seen deaths in spain, droughts and wildfires from greece to sweden. several thousand homes are without water in nottinghamshire this morning after a major pipe burst. it happened in the village of epperstone but is affecting large parts of the eastern side of the county. severn trent water says it's one of its biggest mains, meaning people may have no supply — or low pressure. tankers are bringing in extra water and bottled water is being delivered. the nhs has been threatened with legal action if it does not offer what are being called ‘equal‘
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fertility services to tra nsgender patients before they start treatment. the drugs and hormones prescribed to patients can cause infertility. now the equality and human rights commission says trans patients should have equal opportunities to store eggs or sperm, though a recent study of teenage girls with cancer found that they were not routinely offered the chance to freeze their eggs. an nhs spokesperson said the commission's criticism is ‘misplaced' and policy responsibility lies with ministers. the us first lady, melania trump, has expressed her support for the basketball star lebronjames, hours after her husband made insulting remarks about him on twitter. the player had said in an interview that mr trump was "divisive" and had "emboldened racists". 0ur washington correspondent chris buckler has more. lebron james is without any doubt one of the biggest stars in american sports. when he recently signed for the la lakers, it made the headlines,
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but he's found himself in the news again because of his criticism of donald trump. on cnn, he accused the president of using sport to split the us apart, and it's not the first time he's spoken out against mr trump. i'm not going to let — while i have this platform — to let one individual, no matter the power, no matter the impact that he should have, or she should have, ever use sport as a platform to divide us. in an angry tweet, donald trump fired back at both the basketball star and the news network, saying: but lebron james has a surprising ally in this latest fight — mr trump's own wife. but lebron james has a surprising ally in this latest fight — mr trump's own wife. a statement by the first lady's spokeswoman said melania trump
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was impressed by lebronjames' work to do good things on behalf of the next generation. he has just opened a new school for at—risk students in his home—town in ohio. mrs trump made clear that she was open to the idea of going to visit it. i love you too, man, i really do. that's a sign of support from lebronjames, even as he feuds with her husband. now it's time for a look at the weather with chris most others will continue with the dry weather. what a glorious start to the day. this is a scene showing the early morning sun. though be
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closed coming and bottle feed in the afternoon. temperatures not normal in northern ireland and scotland. —— temperatures normal. the rain will turn heavier and scotland. particularly in western aliens. amends of rain here are probably quite limited. it is dry for england and wales. temperatures in london only slowing —— slowly easing down to low teens. it will be sunny and southern areas. it will be colour later in the week. hello this is bbc news. the headlines. the president of venezuela, says an attempt has been
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made on his life using drones carrying explosives. it happened during a live televised speech in the capital caracas. the president has blamed columbia. the government is publishing its plans to change organ donation in england to an "opt—out" system from 2020. at present, donors have to sign up to the nhs register downing street has distanced itself from a suggestion by the international trade secretary, liam fox, that a no deal brexit is now the most likely outcome of negotiations. children's entertainer, barry chuckle — one half of the chuckle brothers — has died at the age of 73. his comedy partner and brother paul said he'd lost his very best friend. now on bbc news, it's time for dateline london.


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